Take note, politics junkies. The C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus is coming to the Roanoke Valley on Tuesday as it makes a four-day tour of colleges and universities in the state.
The bus will make stops at Hollins University and Virginia Western Community College on Tuesday. At both stops, C-SPAN representatives will encourage students and the general public to share their thoughts about the presidential and Senate elections. Their responses will be captured in short smartphone videos that will be uploaded onto C-SPAN’s various media platforms.
The C-SPAN bus will be parked outside Moody Student Center at Hollins from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and at Parking Lot 7 near Webber Hall at VWCC from 11 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m.
There’s more in this news release from C-SPAN:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 24) – The C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus will embark on a four-
day tour throughout the Old Dominion state. During the Campaign 2012 Virginia Tour, the bus will visit universities and colleges to speak with students and the public about C-SPAN’s extensive Campaign 2012 programming and resources, in addition to asking bus visitors to share their thoughts on campaign issues via Tout, a video-based social media service. C-SPAN’s Washington Journal will also be LIVE from select cities to discuss national issues influencing the 2012 electoral race. For a look at the entire Virginia Tour schedule visit: www.c-span.org/bus
“Cox’s partnership with C-SPAN in bringing the ‘Campaign 2012’ Bus to Hollins University and Virginia Western Community College provides a unique opportunity to engage students in the political process,” said Kim Stanley, Vice President, Cox Business & Roanoke Operations. “The bus highlights the multimedia resources C-SPAN provides and helps students understand how the media affects the presidential campaign and other politics in America.”
Aboard the Campaign 2012 Bus, visitors will learn about the following programming and resources via HD TVs, touch screen computers, laptops, and mobile devices:
- C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 website, including video of candidates and campaign events, information on key state races and the electoral college and ways to follow the social media related to the campaign
- C-SPAN’s in-depth public affairs event coverage
- C-SPAN’s web offerings, including archived video going back to 1987 through C-SPAN’s vast Video Library and Congressional Chronicle
- Many ways to connect with C-SPAN including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio, and iPhone and Blackberry apps
During the visit to Roanoke, C-SPAN representatives will encourage citizens and students to share their thoughts on the presidential campaign. Participants will be asked to comment on the presidential candidates and the issues most important to them in this election cycle. Their responses — captured in 15-second videos via Smartphone and shared instantly — will be uploaded onto various C-SPAN social media platforms, including C-SPAN’s own Tout page (http://www.tout.com/cspanbus). Responses in this week-long election special will also be highlighted on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.
- What’s the most important issue to you this presidential election?
- Who has most influenced your political opinions?
- Will young people be a factor in the 2012 election?
- Who is your candidate and why would he do a better job in the next four years?
- Who are you voting for in the Virginia Senate race and why?
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Hollins University 9:00am-10:00am
7916 Williamson Road
Roanoke, VA 24020
(Outside Moody Student Center)
Virginia Western Community College 11:00am-12:30pm
3094 Colonial Avenue Southwest
Roanoke, VA 24015
(Parking Lot 7 near Webber Hall)
Follow the Road to the White House with C-SPAN’s political coverage on the C-SPAN networks, C-SPAN Radio, and www.c-span.org.
In Roanoke, C-SPAN can be seen on channel 76, C-SPAN 2 on channel 77 and C-SPAN 3 on channel 78.
About Road to the White House
Launched in 1988, C-SPAN’s signature political program, “Road to the White House,” features regular coverage of the candidates, issues and events that shape presidential politics. C-SPAN’s 2012 election Web site, www.c-span.org/Campaign2012, is a one-stop resource of presidential election coverage and includes streaming video of announcement speeches and candidate events, schedule information and related resources.
Created by the cable TV industry and now in over 100 million TV households, C-SPAN programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington DC and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video- rich website which hosts the C-SPAN Video Library. Visit http://www.c-span.org/.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Visit http://ww2.cox.com/.